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Artmaking in the Age of Global Capitalism: Visual Practices, Philosophy, Politics

Jan Bryant


What strategies are visual artists and filmmakers using to criticise the social and economic conditions shaping our particular historical moment? This question is answered by considering the methods and political implications of artists or filmmakers working in a contemporary western art context today. Leading into extended analyses of works by Frances Barrett, Claire Denis, Angela Brennan, and Alex Monteith, the book considers two forces that have informed contemporary artmaking: the economic conditions that began changing social realities from the 1970s forward; and the current tendency of t ... More

Keywords: Contemporary Western Art, Political Aesthetic, Economics, Jacques Rancière, Distribution of the Sensible, Walter Benjamin, Historical materialism, Material practices, Artmaking Strategies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474456944
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456944.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan Bryant, author
Monash University